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NBC
Sep 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
showtime. comedi stephen colbe appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> goomorning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watchg "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe bause it was awkward at times. colbert not the first celebrity to testify before congres
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousands of union jobs. and you say h
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
stephen slater no longer works there. slater, of course, captured the nation's attention last month when he went on a tirade and jumped down the plane's emergency chute. at that time, he was suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation. an airline memo told employees the whole incident did not take into account the harm that could be caused by emergency slides which are deployed with a potentially deadly amount of force. >>> and finally, this morning, the national buffalo wing festival is being held this weekend in the birthplace of this favorite food, buffalo, new york, of course. that's where the wing lovers showed up in droves and there he is, competitive eater, joey "the jaws" chestnut, competed against five-member teams to see who could eat the most wings in seven minutes. chestnut came in second. he ate just under three pounds. the event fittingly sponsored by pepto-bismol. and we should know again, one guy taking on five guys, finishes second. >> yeah. we remember joey just a few months ago. he's the famous hot dog eater over here at coney island. thanks very much. >> t
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert. sunny hoyer called it inappropriate and a quote embarrassment to colbert. and now here's an early look. the dow opened 10,860. the s&p rose 10 points and the nasdaq added 54. in tokyo the nikkei rose 130 points while in hong kong the hang seng jumped to 121. >>> the dow on ack for its best september since 1954. the big question will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies which way the economic data swings. 'll get an update on consumer confidence and spending and a fresh look at home pces. auto data seams for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how ch the economy grew in the sond quarter with another look at gross domestic pruct. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting for the first time this week. the goal will be to find ways for fiscal responsibility and financial reform. >>> hyundai has issued a voluntary recall of40,000 sedan over potential steering issues. >>> asian license i
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am PDT
everyone was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert at a hearing on immigration reform. house majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a "imembarrassment to colbert." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860m, after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points, and the nasdaq added 54. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points, while in hong kong the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies with which way the economic data swings. on deck, investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. >>> coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 4:00am PDT
girl, despite a lack of physical evidence linking him to the attack. the 39-year-old, stephen broedy is expected to be released sometime today. >>> and the owner of the segway company is dead after falling off of a cliff riding one of the machines. the 62-year-old was testing a cross-country version of a segway near his estate in england sunday when he lost control of it. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,112 after falling 48 points yesterday. the s&p last 6 points and the nasdaq fell 11. taking a look at overseas trading. tokyo, sank 107 points. in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 230. >>> on the heels of a strong rally yesterday, wall street investors took a pause. however, corporate dealmakers were busy. dallas based southwest airlines bought airtran for $1.4 billion. despite the rumblings of higher ticket prices, airtran soared 61% while southwest shot up nearly 9%. >>> more ma action on the streets. alberta shares jumped after unilever discussed adding v05 to its lineup. >>> elsewhere, overseas, walmart is looking to expan
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
water cooler question of the day. do you think stephen colbert's testimony before a congressional committee on migrant workers was appropriate? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> joe flacco had quite possibly the worst game of his career, throwing four interceptions. the team has shaken all of that off. flacco threw for three touchdowns against the cleveland browns. that allows the ravens to challenge for the title next week when they take on the pittsburgh steelers. keith mills will have highlights and reaction later on. >> that will be a game. 67 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> more evacuation's in wisconsin as flood waters continue to rise. >> a new tv might not be a bad idea to put on your christmas wish list. we'll explain why. >> we have a restart on this monday morning. we will check the seven-day forecast when i come back to >> we have lots of problems. we have lots of problems. we have an accident on 95. this was the strike where i think people had, had enough. this was the face that
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
farm in new york wi stephen colbert. i want to thank the usw present for inging us together on this important issue. i would like to admonish the audience before i continue my statement that we need to maintain order and decorum thughout these proceedings, and to that end, i would like to remind all of the visitors in the audience that they should refrain from any manifestation of approval or disapproval of these proceedings or any other disruptive actions. if necessary, the capitol police are here to remove anyone who disrupts the hearing, but we certainly hope that will be necessy. part of what i learned over the years is that without a sufficient u.s. labor force, u.s. farmers have increasingly relied on undocumented workers. according to the department of labor, over 50% of all seasonal agricultural workers are undocumented. experts believe that due to underreporting, that number m actually be closer to 75%. critics argue that the shortage of u.s. agricultural workers could be solved by simply increasing wages and working conditions. as a longtime an ardent supporter of farmwork
NBC
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
march and describes it as an event for people who find shouting is annoying. stephen colbert will host a counter rally to keep fear alive. to counter stewart's dark forces of optimism. he says truth that comes from the gut and not from bks. these planned rallies come on the heels of the big glenn beck rally and that rally he in commemoration of dr. martin luther king's i have a dream speech. now the two rallies annoued this week could well provide some much-needed comic relief for a city and certainly for a nation broiled in tense political back and forthright ow. we did find one local resident who said she probably would attend. >> yeah, i think that could be a relief especially here where thin can get pretty tense and in light of glenn beck. some people would enjoy laugh and another way to look at things. >> reporter: a lot of the brouhaha surroundi the last rally was the date. the beck rally was held the grounds of the lincoln merial on the anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech. well, colbert and stewart say they have chosen october 30th because they are dates of no particul
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
laughing matter, but a comedian will be the next big witness. stephen colbert will testify tomorrow as well as the president of the united farm workers. he spent a dayworking in a vegetable farm in new york state. that aired last night and featured an interview with local democrats. >> this new campaign of the farm workers is so interesting. take our jobs please. >> 'do you think so few americans have taken up this challenge? >> it's tough dirty work. >> are you saying americans are not tough? >> it's hot. >> agriculture workers will lobby for the jobs bill, but it's unclear if colbert will appear or be there as himself or in character. the hearing is tomorrow. >> cal graduate and detainee sarah shourd will be hitting the wear waves on the oprah winfrey show. sarah's motherer will join her for the interview. bauer and fattal remain in prison. >> good morning, brent and laura. first we will have an overview towards the bay bridge. volume starting to pick up before 5:30 where we see the freeways start to show slow downs. highway 4 and highway 24. the approach because christie smith has b
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
that derailed work at local dmv. >>> we now know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may b
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
would come, justin bieber, stephen hawking and susan boyle but it is possible some of those rsvps were phony or fake. 21,000 people. >> that's quite a party. a lot of refreshments. >> always worried about having enough food. but 21,000 people and i wasn't invited. >> and you've always got to plan for a little extra. >> all right. look over here where we're looking for extra cars to start hitting the roads. not actually extra, just the normal amount. that's when we'll see the slowing showing up. 67 right there horizon lane, but about this time we'll see a lot of folks heading to the area just about 5:15, 5:20 is when that starts. you'll see that slowing coming up in another 15, 20 minutes as those sensors adjust to all the folks. pittsburg and bay point will be around 60 miles an hour for the next hour or so. right now we're at 14 minutes. in the earlier slowing we saw just a little patch coming out of the altamont pass. that has cleared up. a nice smooth flow toward highway 84. that's also the area where you join on with 680 just before the new express lane. yesterday we had slowe
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, stephen. [applause] i met her in the ladies' room which is how all good meetings began. she is the founder of "campaign solutions." she was the first or raise money on the internet for political campaign. she has raised money -- more money than any other company, and she has helped the john campaign campaign making about $100 million online. [applause] and the walter is the new political director at abc news and she also provides on-air analysis for abc news programs. she had a background at the national journal and the senior editor of a rap -- she had a reputation as a tough handicapper. [applause] nate silver is the founder of 538.com, winning the award for best political coverage on line, and he has been made one of time magazine's 100 most influential people, and has been called a scratch see psyche -- scratch sheet psychic. welcome. but mr. with something that david axelrod said. it said that there is a crime of court pathology in washington, which is why he looks forward to decamping in chicago. what -- how you deal with the group pathology and change what is covered in wash
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
john wagner and his wife lavelva merritt. the couple killed stephen pitcairn during a robbery last july. police say they recovered bloody evidence that ties them directly to the crime. >> it is a senate showdown that has been brewing. democrats say the measure will punished companies that ship jobs overseas. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on the story. >> good morning. senate democrats are hoping today's test vote will help them score points with voters back home. with the midterm elections five about the sour economy, senate democrats are pushing legislation, a measure they say will create jobs in the u.s. instead of shipping them overseas. >> we should reward american companies that keep good-paying jobs in america. that is what the tax code should reward. >> democrats say tax cuts would be ended for businesses, and they would offer incentives for companies that bring work back home. >> who in the world believes we should be rewarding corporations in our country for shipping jobs overseas? >> republicans say it is nothing more than political gamesma
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
. stephens college has turned one of its dorms into a pet-cen tric residence hall. a and thea pet sp doggie daycare. it makes it easier to transition into independent living. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of the idea of allowing students to bring their pets with them to college? >> another viewer disagrees. >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. all good things must come to an end. the maryland state fair wrapped up last night. it has been a good year. rob route 1 has a recap. >> the crowd came early -- rob has a recap. it has been a good run picric we're running a little bit ahead right now. >> it is better than it was in previous years. >> yes. a little better than last year. >> people were having a good time. >> everything is great. are you having a good time? yes? >> this is my first time. i have a great time. >> do you like the riodes? >> yes. >> i thought this was a little crazy for me. this writing is called a high roller. if you went on this, somethi
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
i just say that after listening to dr. swain i withdraw my previous request that i made to stephen. >> thank you. we turn now to mr. colbert for is five minutes of testimony. >> good morning. i am american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. the congresswomen asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span-1. as we heard this morning, american farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and, if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans already started. unfortunately, my gastroenterologists has informed me in no uncertain terms that they are a necessary source of roughage. at evidence, and like to submit a video of my colonoscopy into the record. we all know there is a long history of great nations importing farmworkers to
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
is no joke. today stephen colbert will be considered an expert on agriculture. why he testifies before congress. >> fresh off his experience in t gulf. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. >> and next, capitals fans will get their chance to go behind >>> the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter classic at heinz field. hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong epides. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for those of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. hard to believe opening night for washington is just two weeks away. >>> unbelievable. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today. he is set to testify on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he focused on the united farm workers take our job. he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> and what happens in michelle rhee leaves her job for d.c. schools. >>> and virginia carries out the rare execution of a woman. >>> and news for metro Ñq four years ag
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spu
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
exactly how or why the gas escaped. stephen slater's dramatic exit was his last at jetblue. the airline carrier announced slater no longer works for the company. last month slater gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers. he got frustrated after a passenger hit him and refused to apologize. he faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and recless endangerment. >> as the east coast enjoys a beautiful hurricane weekend, the worst hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. it only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. it caused relatively little damage but it is being blamed for a death in nova scotia where it brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain. forecasters are turning their attention to the gul of mexico where a tropical depression is forming, and it could become tropical storm hermin later today. it's bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to southern texas. let's bring in tom kierein. this has been an active season so far. man. >> this is the peak
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today and it won't be a laughing matter. he is set to testify a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he has spoken to the united farm workers take our jobs campaign on his show. hepent a day last month picking vegables on a farm in new york. colbert will be making more of a high-profile visit next month when he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> speed cameras have worked so well ticket revenue is down $2.5 million. chevy chase village has nine speed cameras mostlyn connecticut avenue. you can see drivers hit the breaks when they see the 30-mile-per-hour enforcement signs. and some have learned the hard way. >> big brother is taking a picture and sending you a bill in the mail. >>ave you ever gotten one of those pictures in the mail? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> police issued 50,000 fewer speeding tickets last year. they say more people are following the speed limit. >>> we have sobering stat
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
escort it to a nasa facility in louisiana for analysis. >>> flight attendant stephen slater's dramatic exit from an airplane was his last. they announced slater no longer works for the company. he gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers in hand. he said he got frustrated after a passenger hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. now slater faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and reckless endafrpgerment. >> the worst blow hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. the once powerful category 4 hurricane only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. earl is however blamed for a death in nova scotia where the storm brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain forecasters are turning their attention to the gulf of mexico where a tropical depression is forming. it could become tropical storm hermine later today. it is bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to northeastern mexico and southern texas. >> what are we looking at for labor day? >> br
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild morning. rig
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